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ahhh recorders have no mercy....
I use a inexpensive digital recorder I bought 2nd hand. It's the size of a small mp3 player.
My wife sings Barbershop style A Cappella for competitions etc...they use them all the time. no video, voice only.
Works nicely with the harmonica.
recently we tried making a recording using a microphone app on her smart phone . We sounded terrible, all muffled and distorted.
Then we tried using the camera video and it sounded good like it should.
So what we think we learned is that the microphone app was lousy, but the phone was fine.
We are also thinking some microphone apps are better than others.
Good luck don't let it shake you up...I want a recorder that only records my good notes..if it can find any...
I decided to try & record myself today.........
.......wish I hadn't, I sound terrible!
(Lots & lots of practice needed!)
Yeah, sounds good to me too.
For those that don't know, Seydel have a conversion tool,
That's fantastic, Andy! The tongue blocked intervals added so much fullness. I love that bent note right near the end of some of the verses too. There's tons of great ideas here. I'm going to go work on figuring it out.
Here is the idea of my final version, I've tried to vary it a lot so it develops musically, whether I achieve that musicality is another thing.
I will also post in my video uploads.
Special tunings are a great idea, Rich.
Another option to the country tuning you mentioned for this song would be the natural minor tuning Swapandeb asked about. I tried it out and it works great. You start on hole six blow for the low octave and hole 9 blow for the high. The pattern is a little different, but there are no bends. There are a lot more interesting chord options in that tuning too.
Hey, check this out. Here's a video of Steve Baker demonstrating the country tuning, natural minor, and harmonic minor. He even uses Summertime as an example while playing the natural minor tuned harmonica.
Sounds like a cunning plan, Rich.
It might be worth searching online in case there's some kind of tab conversion tool.
been practicing Summer Time and not doing bad,until I hit -3",then frustration,I can bend the hole no problem ,until I try to bend in a song!!!!
so I put my harp down and picked up my lee oskar melody maker and no bending needed,just got to figure out the proper notes with the rightHole.
point is I played it and it sounded not bad and no bending required .
Can anybody explain about minor key diatonic. As an eg. if we can play Am(4th position)
in Key-C major. Is it just reverse? i.e. can play C...Can anybody explain about minor key diatonic. As an eg. if we can play Am(4th position)
in Key-C major. Is it just reverse? i.e. can play C major(4th position) in Key Am or... Show more
Hi George,you are right ,I find it difficult to find the things that interest me,I also find that I have become a CLICK freak.Sooner or later the right thing comes up.I wish I was 21 again.Keep puffing Eric33.
Welcome. Key knowledge is a bugger, and just because our harps have them stamped/written/scrawled on, it doesn't matter because we most often play them crossed anyway.
Look forward to seeing videos etc.
Whilst you have a point, one of the main points about the 'Song a Month' activity is that those embarking on it raise and discuss particular issues they come across whilst learning the songs.
As I just indicated in my previous post, I have no problems at all with a bend on hole 2 in Summertime, but play a double bent hole 3 as though it's the first time I've ever bent a note. Not the sort of thing that would come across in a general post about bending.
And if you think it's mumbo jumbo, challenge us to explain it better.